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2 Promoted at FNBC Bank (Movers & Shakers)

Becky Heath has been promoted to vice president, network support technician, and Carla Vaughn has been promoted to senior human resources generalist. read more >
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FNBC Bank Announces New President & Vice President (Movers & Shakers)

Chad Hudson and Trent Brown have been promoted to president and vice president. read more >
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Accountable Leadership: Former CFOs Lead Arkansas Companies to New Heights

You didn’t have to be a wizard with numbers to know that Judy McReynolds was stepping into a tough situation when she was named CEO of ArcBest Corp. in late […] read more >
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Industry

US Accountants’ Wages Average $71K a Year

The annual mean wage of accountants and auditors in Arkansas averaged $70,660 as of May 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nationwide, the figure was $86,740. The […] read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Industry / Public Companies

Tyson Foods Names Lori Bondar as Chief Accountant

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale named Lori Bondar as the company’s chief accounting officer. Bondar will replace Phillip Thomas, who will remain at Tyson Foods as vice president and controller. […] read more >
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Adams Brown Expands to Little Rock

The accounting firm's advisory services focus exclusively on mid-sized local businesses. read more >
Source: Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy
Banking & Finance / Education / Public Companies

Accountants Battle Decline in New CPAsLock Icon

The Arkansas Society of CPAs said that enrollment for students seeking accounting degrees was down more than 6.5% between 2019 and 2021, the largest two-year decline in more than half a century. read more >
Banking & Finance / Business Services

Number of US Accountants & Auditors Totals 1.3 Million

The number of accountants and auditors in the United States totaled 1.32 million in 2021, according to Statista, a provider of market and consumer data based in Hamburg, Germany. read more >
William L. Kerst Jr., CEO and founder of Community First Trust of Hot Springs
Banking & Finance / Investments / Legal

Trillions Are Riding on ‘Silver Tsunami’Lock Icon

Some 70 million aging baby boomers are primed to bequeath the largest aggregation of assets and business interests ever accumulated. read more >
Drew Smith of Windstream in Little Rock
Business Services

Drew Smith Named CFO of Windstream

Smith joined the company in 2008 and had been serving as executive vice president of financial planning and treasurer. read more >
Health Care

Bill Pack Named CFO of Conway Regional

He has more than 30 years of experience in health care, most recently as system vice president for Centura Health in Denver. read more >
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1 Promoted at HCJ CPAs & Advisors (Movers & Shakers)

Nicole Hobbs, who specializes in nonprofit tax, joined the firm in 2017 as a manager in its tax department. read more >
Business Services / Small Business

7 Ways Small-Business Owners Can Save on Taxes in 2022

Did you know the business meals deduction is up from 50% to 100% this year if the food and beverages are from a restaurant? read more >
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Jordan Woosley Crone & Keaton Merges With Regional Firm Alexander Thompson Arnold

The deal is part of Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC's multi-year growth plan. read more >
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Think Twice Before Being Your Own Bookkeeper

Treat bookkeeping like the vital task it is and not as an additional duty for a busy employee. read more >
Chris Bell
Banking & Finance / Small Business

Bell Puts ‘Complete’ In Complete Consulting

When Chris Bell launched his business 10 years ago, he envisioned competing with firms like the ones he'd worked for since college. But when he noticed the gaps in services many of his clients were experiencing, his entrepreneurial strategy shifted. read more >
Bruce Engstrom, a state lottery commissioner and partner in accounting firm EGP PLLC of North Little Rock, says accounting errors by cities and state agencies are caused by a breakdown of oversight and controls.

Losing Track: Accounting Problems Dog Arkansas Cities, Agencies

Accounting problems at cities and state departments range in kind and dollar value, but throughout Arkansas they’ve resulted in lost jobs, big tax bills and strained services. Here's what's at the heart of the problem and what's being done to mitigate losses. read more >